Athens family - friendly private tour <includes transportation>
Visiting Athens with kids? What a great opportunity to discover our city from a different perspective!
We pick a museum (the New Acropolis or the National Archaeological) and we make all those ancient gods and heroes come alive so to take us on a journey through time and space. A 100m race right where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896 will get one-or maybe all of you-at the first place of the podium before we explore the out-of sight tunnels of the stadium.
The top of the highest hill is ideal for panoramic views of the city and family pics; the National Garden with hundreds of indigenous plants and trees, ponds, domestic animals and wild mountain goats consists an oasis during the hottest summer days and it's right next to the Palace & Syntagma Sq. where the Presidential Guards in their unique style uniform will definitely catch your attention.
Great meal suggestions for closing; burger or pasta (of course) among other options and before dessert: what about some"kaimaki" ice-cream?
Magic Athens recipe for young visitors:
*1 museum (The New Acropolis museum more preferably but the National Archaeological is also amazing-especially for older kids)
*1 ancient temple (the Acropolis monuments OR the temple of Zeus, the choice is yours)
*1 stadium (Old Olympic Stadium)
* 7-8 neoclassical style buildings (Zappeion, Academy, University and more during the city tour
* 2 6, 5feet-tall Presidential Guards
* lots of greens (National Garden)
* 3/4 of the highest Athens hill (Lycabettus)
Ice-cream, frozen yogurt, loukoumades etc: as much as mum allows (or not).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel or the port terminal.
End location: Your hotel or the port terminal.
Duration: 6 hours
The tour duration may vary between 5:30 to 6:30, depending on whether we meet at the port or your hotel in Athens and it is eligible to changes upon request.
We use a Mercedes Viano vehicle, with a/c and a professional driver throughout the tour.
For more than one family travelling together, I can make necessary arrangements for a larger vehicle.
My guiding services and our transportation with a Mercedes Viano vehicle during the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euros - : As per adult for admission fees at the archaeological sites / museum.
*Museum tickets: from 5 to 10 EUR for adults. Children under 18 are free of charge at the National Museum while they pay 3 EUR at the Acropolis museum.
*Temple of Zeus :10 EUR for the adults-Under 18: free of charge
*Old Olympic Stadium: 5 EUR for adults. Under 6years old: free.Over 6 to 18years old they get a discount and pay 2,50 EUR)
*Meals and beverages.
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Maria and her driver were outstanding. I would recommend this site to anyone considering tours in Greece. Maria helped me design a tour that was extremely kid friendly and also took into account the hot weather. Maria and her driver were completely on time and on point. Water was always on hand and parking was always very close to the site being visited. Maria has amazing knowledge of Athens and she helped make a lifetime memory for us.